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Aug 19, 2009 6:30pm EDT
that while america has turned over security to the iraqis, iraq is not secure. >>> facts of life. new insight into america's health. we are living longer, and the death rates for major diseases are falling. >>> dirty dealers. extraordinary undercover video reveals just how easy it is to buy a gun illegally. >>> and, sour notes. the proud members of the truly terrible orchestra, and the the proud members of the truly terrible orchestra, and the music they make. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good evening. we begin tonight with two stories literally about life and death. we have new insight into the state of america's health. we are living longer than ever. there are advances against major diseases. minorities enjoy better health, and we'll get to that in a moment. but we also got a reminder that sudden death at the hands of terrorists is still a reality in iraq. a wave of explosions throughout baghdad killed nearly 100 people and injured hundreds more today. and the 130,000 u.s. troops in that country could do little to help. under the terms of the security agreement, demanded by the iraqi
Aug 28, 2009 6:49pm EDT
for the $20 million people of the negro race right here in america? it is time for the democratic party to take up the cause of health. and as long as i have a voice in the united states senate, it's going to be for that democratic platform plank that provides decent quality of health care. today i formally announce that i am a candidate for president of the united states. thank you very much. good to see you. for all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dream shall never die. if we become pale, carbon cop pips of the opposition, and try to act like republicans, we will lose and deserve to lose. i don't think i'm too old to be your united states senator. do you? you look so pretty. i think we've been enormously kind of blessed about being close to the sea. all of that means in terms of the child, enjoying it. the solitude and the serenity, and the peace. the work begins anew. the hope rises again. and the dream lives on. >> we will have coverage of the funeral mass for senator kennedy and his burial at arlington natio
Aug 28, 2009 6:38pm EDT
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Aug 14, 2009 6:30pm EDT
but he said america is a country of second chances. apparently so. he will return to football this fall. but football fans can be stern in their judgments. whether he deserves to come back is a subject of passionate debate. john berman is in philadelphia tonight. john? >> reporter: charlie, and there are not many decisions that could ignite passions in areas as diverse as sports, big business, and animal rights. but this one certainly has. the eagles owner says he knows he's taking a big risk, but michael vick says he will prove himself a risk worth taking. after throwing away a $100 million career -- >> why did i risk so much at the pinnacle of my career? >> reporter: after 18 months in federal prison for his role in running a dog fighting ring -- >> i had to reach a turning point, and prison definitely did it for me. >> reporter: after nothing short of public humiliation, michael vick will get the chance to prove himself, on and off the field. >> i have done some terrible things, i made a horrible mistake and now i want to be part of the solution, not the problem. >> reporter: the phi
Aug 26, 2009 6:30pm EDT
, and in all who can pursue their dream in an america that is more equal and more just, including myself. >> everyone at some point or another in our lives needs an advocate, and you never could have a better one than ted kennedy. when he was in your corner, he was in it forever. >> we became very, very good friends though we fought most of the time. he would get up there and flail his arms, face would get red, and just take it to our side and when it was all over, he would say, was that all right? things like that. and you couldn't help but like him. >> don't you find it remarkable that one of the most partisan, liberal men in the last century, serving in the senate, had so many of his -- so many of his foes embrace him. because they know he made them bigger. he made them more graceful by the way in which he conducted himself. >> other tributes today, california governor arnold schwarzenegger, married to kennedy's niece, uncle teddy inspired our country through his devotion to public service. former president george w. bush, in a life filled with trials, ted kennedy never gave in to sel
Aug 6, 2009 6:30pm EDT
for judge sotomayor and her family, but it's also a wonderful day for america. >> reporter: her confirmation was almost certain after she undured three days of drilling. >> many senators have asked me about my philosophy. simple, fidelity to the law. >> reporter: still, 31 of the 40 did, including party leaders and the leader, john m kited her sp case against white new haven firefighters in a reverse discrimination case. and then to obama. >> i wish obama had chosen a hispanic nominee whom all senators could support. >> reporter: they said her opponents would pay a steep price. >> we have power at the voting box, and we will remember her. >> reporter: sotomayor left her old court room this afternoon and will hit the ground running. the court returns next month. it will take up cases on religious expression, congressional power, and whether juveniles can get life in prison for their crimes. she'll be sworn in on saturday when she becomes the nation's 111's supreme court justice. >>> now to that shooting rampage tuesday night at a pennsylvania health club. the question continues to be why. why
Aug 7, 2009 6:30pm EDT
america jobs last month is seen as a sign of progress, that what happened today when the government said 240,000 jobs were lost in july, fewer than anticipated. unemployment rate actually declined to 9.4%. numbers suggest the steep decline in the economy might be easing. so, betsy stark joins us again tonight. >> reporter: the economy has lost jobs for 19 straight months. under normal circumstances, today's numbers would be apalg. given where they we have been, they are another sign the worst is behind us and the seeds of a recover are being to take hold. at the white house today, the president took some credit for today's jobs numbers saying the stimulus plan had rescued the economy from castro fee. >> today, we're pointed in the right direction. >> in the first three days on of this year, panicked employees were slashing jobs at an average pace of nearly 700,000. that has eased to about 30,000 a month. >> that period of freefall is over. >> if everything sticks to script, 6 to 12 months we'll feel better. >> reporter: 34-year-old who lost his job as a bank sales manager a year ago is a
Aug 5, 2009 6:30pm EDT
that here before with silver, gas, oil yet this remains the poorest country in south america. it's different this time, says the plant manager. these profits will stay in the country. if bolivia can make this work. it can offer the country a sea of future. >>> and coming up members of congress ready to fly in style. courtesy of your money. fancy feast appetizers. simple high quality ingredients like wild alaskan salmon, white meat chicken, or seabass and shrimp in a delicate broth, prepared without by-products or fillers. new fancy feast appetizers. celebrate the moment. new fancy feast appetizers. the $100 cream. flabbergasted when we creamed the $700 cream! for under $30 regenerist micro-sculpting cream hydrates better than 32 of the world's most expensive creams. fantastic. phenomenal. regenerist. back playing in .the afternoon. excedrin back and body has two ingredients to block and relieve the pain. doesn't your whole body deserve excedrin strength relief? excedrin. what ache? >>> former ra wla congressman william jefferson was convicted late today of charges of bribery and money launde
Aug 12, 2009 6:30pm EDT
people were honored this afternoon. >> this is a chance for me, and for the united states of america, to say thank you to some of the finest citizens of this country, and of all countries. >> reporter: among those fine citizens, stephen hawking. senator edward kennedy, whose failing health prevented him attending. his daughter accepted for him. >> tennis battle of the sexes. >> reporter: billie jean king, for her contributions for gender equality. >> civil rights drive. >> reporter: the reverend joseph lowery, a leader in civil rights. >> the reverend joseph lowery is a giant of the moses generation of civil rights leaders. >> reporter: sandra day o'connor, the first woman to sit on the supreme court. >> her perspective employer asked her how well she typed. i cannot know how she would have fared as a legal secretary, but she made a mighty fine us tis of the united states supreme court. >> reporter: and sidney poitier, transcendent in so many movies. >> consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. >> reporter: then, desmond tutu, who fought apartheid in south africa, and never lo
Aug 18, 2009 6:30pm EDT
, competing against a bank. you may join a credit union, but not going to drive the rates of bank of america down. the judgment so far has been no, however, it's never been tried on a national scale, and those who propose this kind of reform say that if it were done on a national scale with the right regulation, it could work. >> all right. david wright, thank you. >>> still ahead on "world news," new controversy about a cancer vaccine recommended for young girls. do the risks outweigh the benefits? that will be our "closer look." >>> he's back. brett favre puts on a new uniform so he can throw for a new team. >>> and, spips in the desert. racing to get pictures of the cars of the future. my grandkids are a great reason for me to keep my bones strong but even with calcium, vitamin d, and exercise, i still got osteoporosis. i never thought i could do more than stop my bone loss. then my doctor told me i could, with once-monthly boniva. boniva works with your body to help stop and reverse bone loss. studies show, after one yer on boniva,, nine out of ten women stopped nd reversed their bone lo
Aug 27, 2009 6:30pm EDT
the congress and the people of america, that it was time to finish an unfinished agenda, was exactly the right thing to do. and i think it's the right thing to do again. >> reporter: but republicans, even those close to senator kennedy, are not buying it. >> frankly, i'm getting a little bit upset by some of these people trying to take advantage of this and saying we now have to pass health care reform because of ted. well, ted wouldn't want it passed if it wasn't good. >> reporter: and as for the most vocal opponents, they are unlikely to be swayed by naming a bill after a great liberal stalwart. "win one for teddy" is already becoming a rallying cry on capitol hill. but the divisions run deep and will not be easily overcome, charlie, even with all that obvious good will for senator ted kennedy. >> jonathan karl, our senior congressional correspondent, reporting from washington. >>> well, senator kennedy's death leaves a political void in the country and a personal voild for his family, which leaves two questions much discussed. will any kennedy become a centerpiece of the family like uncle t
Aug 31, 2009 6:30pm EDT
the largest loans made. citigroup and bank of america each owe $4 billion then aig, freddie mac and fannie mae. >> the outcome of those depends on what happens next in the housing market. experts warn that foreclosures will continue to rise until unemployment peaks and, charlie that could be next year. >>> and on the money tonight, as summer winds down, gas prices drifted lower for the third week in a row. down 2 cents to an average $2.63 a gallon. >>> and there's a deal that merges mickey mouse with spider-man. disney is buying marvel entertainment and all its characters for $4 billion. >>> and when we come back -- the extreme camp daring children with autism to push the limits. my name's lisa. i'm from fayetteville, north carolina, ...and i smoked for 29 years. the one thing about smoking - is it dominates your life, and it dominated mine. and the sad thing about it is that you can always use an excuse if cigarettes don't kill me, oh well - something else will. but, you can't use that as an excuse. i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. it was very interesti
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